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Forums > Living in Kunming > Who will win the World Cup?

Who do you think will get out of the group stage? Who will make it through to the quarter finals, semis, and the final?

As the competition goes on we can revisit and see how correct those predictions were.

As always, the results of first few games have made me question some of my assumptions I made before the comp started, e.g. the Netherlands not making it out of their group with Spain and Chile!

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Monthly expenses in Kunming

I don't know, I don't really care, life is too short to count every kuai! I often marvel at how people get by on salaries below 4000. By saving money wherever they can I guess and earning favours from those better off than them? Rest assured, Kunming is much cheaper than central-ish Hangzhou. Minimum spend in HZ is 2000 per month, for a grotty old apartment with barely any natural light. For a nice 1 bedroom you'll need a minimum of 3000, for a nice 2 bedroom, 4000. My 2 bedroom apartment cost 5000 a month. So, next time you think rent is expensive, think of the poor buggers in HZ!

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Forums > Food & Drink > Brooklyn Pizza

185 is a lot but bear in mind that a 2ft pizza will feed 6 people (about 30RMB each). Maths tells us that pizza size increases exponentially with each inch, so a 24 inch pizza is a great deal bigger than a 23 inch pizza.

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death sentence, commuted to prison sentence, commuted to "you can go now"!! Let's hope they followed through with the sentence this time.

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a very pleasant park with a tall pagoda you can climb and take photos of the city if you wish. Roses in summer, blossom in spring, nice lawn to sit on, bbq areas.

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Recently the food seems to be better. Decent steak at a decent price, decent pizza, some decent wine, and the music is more suitable these days (Rammenstein wasn't the right mood music for Cantina)!

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Had lunch - grilled chicken on top of mashed cuttlefish and a salad. The chicken was tasty and well cooked, and there was plenty of meat/fish to fill up even a hungry person. The salad was overdressed and nothing special - I won't order one next time. The service is a decent imitation of what you might find in the west. A large menu of food and drink. A nice civilised place to go for food or drink, but some of the dishes (i.e. the steaks) are very pricey. You could easily spend 300rmb+ per person here. Equally, it is possible to have lunch for under 60rmb per person (as we did). Warning - the bottle of water on each table costs an eye watering 48rmb! Don't be a sucker by opening it!

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Went for a spot of lunch. Best pizza I've had in Kunming by some distance. In fact, one of the best pizzas I've ever had - quality ingredients, thin base, cooked to perfection. Sashimi salmon tasted very fresh and was well presented. The drinks are expensive, and one of the waiters was letting the side down by being a bit scruffy and impolite (hence not 5 stars), but definitely go and try the pizza.

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Pretty mediocre burgers accompanied by completely overcooked 'fries'/chips. Drafty, a bit smelly, and infested with mosquitos and noisy teenagers. Soup not bad but nothing special. Nothing French about the decor or atmosphere (there isn't any outdoor seating). Haven't tried the coffee. I hope it will close and be replaced by a decent bar or restaurant. A burger bar with the Moondog chef in the kitchen would be perfect, and with Brooklyn just a few metres away way would make a great little foreign food and drink scene!